Polaris General Forum banner

1 - 20 of 55 Posts

·
Registered
2022 General XP 4 Deluxe RC
Joined
·
32 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Greetings from the Central AZ desert... Just ordered my 2022 XP 4 Deluxe RC in Ghost White. First-time owner of ANY ATV/UTV. My father once told me, "Don't be afraid to buy the best son. You'll never be disappointed." How true, but a blessing and a curse... Now the wait until August (if I'm lucky).


My plan is to build out for 2-3 day camping trips, to be able to get to places that my 58 year old body can no longer walk, and day rides, all over AZ, from the low desert to the Colorado Plateau. I'm not a hunter, but I am a shooter, and a reasonably decent landscape photographer (www.coasthighwayphoto.com). I'll be riding with others mostly, but out there on my own too. I also have a well-made Newport Vessels inflatable 4man dinghy to boot that could come in handy on rare occasions camping by water, but I'd need a smaller trailer to haul that behind me.

Hopefully that gives you a good idea of how I plan to use my General. So what are my absolute must-haves for my build out?

Here's what I've gone with in accessories:

Glass tip-out windshield (Polaris)
Glass rear panel (Polaris)
Kick out rock sliders (Polaris)
Upper front brush guard (Polaris)
Rear brush guard (Polaris)
Spare tire
Razorback Offroad Expedition Rack + mounts + Rotopax 2 gal. Fuel (2)
Street legal with turn signals, license plate bracket, horn
Seizmik side mirrors
RIGID 10” lightbar (for front bumper, chose not to put a bar on roof)
RIGID rear facing pods (for lighting up bed and behind)
Cab light
Siezmik grab handles (3, for passengers)
Dash bag
Between seats storage bag

What might I be missing?

I’m considering skid plate/A-arm guards, but there doesn’t seem to be anything from the factory for that—looks like all third party vendors. Do you have a recommendation for one?

Is there anything else you’d add?

Thank you in advance for your response, and thank you to all contributors here: I’ve learned a great deal about my soon-to-be-mine machine.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
3,158 Posts
Welcome.
You got a good list there. Definitely think about a replacement skid plate. If the XP's stock one is anything like the nonXP, it's paper thin, and won't protect much. I've been running a 3/8" thick UHMW one for a few years, and has taken abuse very well.

May want to take along a small first aid kit, a few hand tools, and some tire plugs. You never know when you might need them.
 

·
Registered
2022 General XP 4 Deluxe RC
Joined
·
32 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Welcome.
You got a good list there. Definitely think about a replacement skid plate. If the XP's stock one is anything like the nonXP, it's paper thin, and won't protect much. I've been running a 3/8" thick UHMW one for a few years, and has taken abuse very well.

May want to take along a small first aid kit, a few hand tools, and some tire plugs. You never know when you might need them.
Thank you MMX. I should have listed the first aid kit and hand tools, but was focusing on the build out. When you wrote "tire plugs" do you mean the air and goop canister to inflate and fill any holes?
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
3,158 Posts
Yeah, just a tire plug kit, with plugs, and the tools for them. Something to fill the tire would help too. I have a aftermarket compressor and tank on mine, so don't carry tire slime.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
41 Posts
If you're thinking of A arm guards, I recommend these:

I also recommend the Polaris Wireless Winch Remote. (Make sure you get the right one that's designed for the Pulse Bar which your machine will have.) Your dealer can order it, but here's an eBay ad for it from one vendor:

The parking brake device sold by Unique Off Road products is a slick item. I couldn't fine it on their website but here's a link to their dBay ad for it:

There are lots of other things you can get as you gain experience. Don't be afraid to try 3rd party vendor items. Many are very high quality and a fine value compared to some Polaris items.

Good luck on your build! - Mark
 

·
Registered
2018 G2 Ride Command
Joined
·
268 Posts
Welcome to the group. I am based out of Gilbert area and go up to the rim area a lot. Sounds like a similar plan to mine, go out look around, plink, repeat.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
We spend 5+ months a year in Payson, AZ which is in the middle of the Tonto Nat'l Forest. I just picked up my General XP 4 today! I'm in WI now and will be really waiting to get it on the trails in AZ this winter.
I plan on camping with it also. I got the rear cargo box. I think it will be invaluable in keeping dust off my camping gear. I backpack so what fits in my backpack will easily fit in the cargo box with room to spare.
Question regarding registration. I bought my XP in WI. But because the XP4 weighs 2058 lbs & I thought AZ had an 1800 limit on the definition of UTV, did you have to register it as a regular vehicle and pay the $400ish per year renewal fees?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,943 Posts
Waalll...

I strongly suggest the Factory UTV 1/2" UHMW skid plate set. Tough and you can't go wrong with a little more thickness.

The Seizmik mirrors you need the brackets that allow you to mount it to the cage down tube bolts. Using them the mirror will be level...with a bit of tweaking. The way they come, the mirrors are tilted up to the outside. Not cool.

Consider the SuperATV High Clearance A-arms. More clearance when in rough terrain and they let you adjust the camber of the front tires...so they stand straight up going down the road.

A spare belt and the tools to change it...out on the trails is handy.

Consider a Spring Brake Thingy parking brake. very handy.

The license plate bracket must have a light that illuminates the plate.

Just a few thoughts...

Pirate
 

·
Registered
2022 General XP 4 Deluxe RC
Joined
·
32 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
We spend 5+ months a year in Payson, AZ which is in the middle of the Tonto Nat'l Forest. I just picked up my General XP 4 today! I'm in WI now and will be really waiting to get it on the trails in AZ this winter.
I plan on camping with it also. I got the rear cargo box. I think it will be invaluable in keeping dust off my camping gear. I backpack so what fits in my backpack will easily fit in the cargo box with room to spare.
Question regarding registration. I bought my XP in WI. But because the XP4 weighs 2058 lbs & I thought AZ had an 1800 limit on the definition of UTV, did you have to register it as a regular vehicle and pay the $400ish per year renewal fees?
The Christopher Creek/Kohl's Ranch area East of Payson is incredibly beautiful and I'm so looking forward to exploring that special place. I just placed the order for my 2022 General XP 4 Deluxe yesterday, so I'm many weeks from taking delivery. I've never been a UTV rider, so I have no idea of rules, laws, regulations, etc. yet. I'm hoping the Razorback Offroad Expedition Rack will be killer for packing what I need.
 

·
Registered
2022 General XP 4 Deluxe RC
Joined
·
32 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Waalll...

I strongly suggest the Factory UTV 1/2" UHMW skid plate set. Tough and you can't go wrong with a little more thickness.

The Seizmik mirrors you need the brackets that allow you to mount it to the cage down tube bolts. Using them the mirror will be level...with a bit of tweaking. The way they come, the mirrors are tilted up to the outside. Not cool.

Consider the SuperATV High Clearance A-arms. More clearance when in rough terrain and they let you adjust the camber of the front tires...so they stand straight up going down the road.

A spare belt and the tools to change it...out on the trails is handy.

Consider a Spring Brake Thingy parking brake. very handy.

The license plate bracket must have a light that illuminates the plate.

Just a few thoughts...

Pirate
Thank you for your suggestions. Very much appreciated.
 

·
Registered
2022 General XP 4 Deluxe RC
Joined
·
32 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Welcome to the group. I am based out of Gilbert area and go up to the rim area a lot. Sounds like a similar plan to mine, go out look around, plink, repeat.
I would add a cocktail or two at the end of the day, along with a nice campfire, and fine folks to experience it all with. Thank you for the welcome!
 

·
Registered
2022 General XP 4 Deluxe RC
Joined
·
32 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
If you're thinking of A arm guards, I recommend these:

I also recommend the Polaris Wireless Winch Remote. (Make sure you get the right one that's designed for the Pulse Bar which your machine will have.) Your dealer can order it, but here's an eBay ad for it from one vendor:

The parking brake device sold by Unique Off Road products is a slick item. I couldn't fine it on their website but here's a link to their dBay ad for it:

There are lots of other things you can get as you gain experience. Don't be afraid to try 3rd party vendor items. Many are very high quality and a fine value compared to some Polaris items.

Good luck on your build! - Mark
Great suggestions. Thank you very much Mark. I like the Trail Armor
Full Skids with Standard Slider Nerfs
and at just over $800, almost seems too good to be true. Do you own this product on your G4? It seems that having rock sliders integrated into the full skid is a groovy idea, but what the **** do I know. And the fact that price also includes A-arm guards is amazing. If this product delivers, it sounds like a better option than the competing product from Factory, especially given I'm not going to go nuts out there.

All skids and sliders for $815? If they work, sign me up!

I'll definitely get the winch remote. I'd forgotten about that so great suggestion.
 

·
Registered
2020XP4
Joined
·
1,001 Posts
Great suggestions. Thank you very much Mark. I like the Trail Armor
Full Skids with Standard Slider Nerfs
and at just over $800, almost seems too good to be true. Do you own this product on your G4? It seems that having rock sliders integrated into the full skid is a groovy idea, but what the **** do I know. And the fact that price also includes A-arm guards is amazing. If this product delivers, it sounds like a better option than the competing product from Factory, especially given I'm not going to go nuts out there.

All skids and sliders for $815? If they work, sign me up!

I'll definitely get the winch remote. I'd forgotten about that so great suggestion.
From what I saw on their website, that doesn't include the A-arm guards. That's also the price for the 2 seater skid. The 4 seater skid is $1015, and doesn't mention the sliders also comes in more pieces. I personally have had the Factory UTV 1/2” on my 2 seater, and now SSS Off-road 3/8” on my XP4 . I can attest, the Factory UTV skid is top quality and indestructible. I had the sliders and A-arm guards. I stopped using the A-arm guards, mainly because they would fill up with mud and debris. I worried I would lose a CV boot because of all the crap they accumulated in them.

Trail armor 4 seat skid is 6 pieces. My SSS Off-road is 4 pieces. I believe Factory UTV is 4 pieces too. Less seams appeals to me. Just make sure you're comparing apples to apples when looking at skids. My SSS Off-road 4 seat skid was $675 shipped. They make a skid with integrated sliders, meaning the entire skid wraps up around the rockers. 1pc design $949. I went with no rock sliders but I had planned to get steel sliders that integrate tree kickers too. SSS Off-road gives a forum discount too.
Screenshot_20210522-071621.png

Screenshot_20210522-080019.png
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,545 Posts
The XP comes with high clearance A-arms.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,943 Posts
Along with the Factory UTV UHMW skid plate set. They now offer a rock slider addition. They use the same mounting holes as the skid place and they provide the new fasteners.
Adds protection for the plastic rocker panels.

Got 'em and I like 'em.

Pirate
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,545 Posts
Speed Shake,
We live here in Payson now.
Quite a few Generals and other SxS's around here.
Was wondering about that weight thing too. Wish i would have seen this yesterday, as i was in the DMV and could have asked them about that.
You will want to make it street legal. You don't need blinkers here as you can use hand signals but we use blinkers. Seen a few SxS's in the Black Hills get rear-ended by not having blinkers and the cost for blinkers is peanuts when compared what can happen IF someone doesn't see you or isn't paying good enough attention.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
I ordered my XP last week but I wasn't advised it would be the 2022, my dealer said it could be a 2022 when they start the build. Have you , officially , been advised bt Polaris it would be the 2022 for sure?
 

·
Registered
2022 General XP 4 Deluxe RC
Joined
·
32 Posts
Discussion Starter · #18 ·
From what I saw on their website, that doesn't include the A-arm guards. That's also the price for the 2 seater skid. The 4 seater skid is $1015, and doesn't mention the sliders also comes in more pieces. I personally have had the Factory UTV 1/2” on my 2 seater, and now SSS Off-road 3/8” on my XP4 . I can attest, the Factory UTV skid is top quality and indestructible. I had the sliders and A-arm guards. I stopped using the A-arm guards, mainly because they would fill up with mud and debris. I worried I would lose a CV boot because of all the crap they accumulated in them.

Trail armor 4 seat skid is 6 pieces. My SSS Off-road is 4 pieces. I believe Factory UTV is 4 pieces too. Less seams appeals to me. Just make sure you're comparing apples to apples when looking at skids. My SSS Off-road 4 seat skid was $675 shipped. They make a skid with integrated sliders, meaning the entire skid wraps up around the rockers. 1pc design $949. I went with no rock sliders but I had planned to get steel sliders that integrate tree kickers too. SSS Off-road gives a forum discount too. View attachment 70827
View attachment 70828
From what I saw on their website, that doesn't include the A-arm guards. That's also the price for the 2 seater skid. The 4 seater skid is $1015, and doesn't mention the sliders also comes in more pieces. I personally have had the Factory UTV 1/2” on my 2 seater, and now SSS Off-road 3/8” on my XP4 . I can attest, the Factory UTV skid is top quality and indestructible. I had the sliders and A-arm guards. I stopped using the A-arm guards, mainly because they would fill up with mud and debris. I worried I would lose a CV boot because of all the crap they accumulated in them.

Trail armor 4 seat skid is 6 pieces. My SSS Off-road is 4 pieces. I believe Factory UTV is 4 pieces too. Less seams appeals to me. Just make sure you're comparing apples to apples when looking at skids. My SSS Off-road 4 seat skid was $675 shipped. They make a skid with integrated sliders, meaning the entire skid wraps up around the rockers. 1pc design $949. I went with no rock sliders but I had planned to get steel sliders that integrate tree kickers too. SSS Off-road gives a forum discount too. View attachment 70827
View attachment 70828
Reply to Buelligan666:

Many thanks for taking the time to catch a number of things I had incorrect: the $815 was the price for the G2, not G4; more pieces to the Trailer Armor (TA) versus the SSS Off-road skid plate (not even counting the sliders). As a noob/novice, who was 2/3 into a bottle of wine last night when I was checking things out, I didn’t catch what you caught, and for that I am most grateful.

I will say that the TA website is terribly designed. You have to page through all the products that are not organized at all rather than having products arranged by machine. That’s not very customer-centric.

A couple of questions arise that I was hoping you might address:
  • The seams for the TA skid run from front to back, where the SSS runs side to side. Do you think that an issue at all?
  • It appears as though the sliders on the TA product are NOT integrated with the skid, i.e. they are separate pieces, and not simply the edge of the skid formed and rounded up, which I had interpreted from the photos. In retrospect though, I would guess NOT being a single piece of material is actually a good thing, in that if the slider gets damaged, you can simply replace that slider without having to replace the entire skid. Would you agree with that statement? Given that SSS does have a one-piece design I’d be very appreciative of your thoughts on that.
  • It did appear as though the TA package DID include A-arm guards for the G2. I couldn’t find the same photos for the G4 (again, a poorly designed web site makes the digging more difficult). My dealer warned about the CV boot issue too, with debris collecting up inside the guards. Perhaps the best solution is skid + sliders, and wait and see if I need A-arm guards? Of course, the only downside to that strategy is the way you find out that you need A-arm guards is only after you’ve done the damage. Do you think going with just the skid and sliders is the way to go for this newbie?
  • When it comes to sliders, should I be going for steel rather than UHMW? In that case, perhaps go with a UHMW skid, but buy the Polaris steel sliders?
Thank you for the heads up on the forum discount too!
 

·
Registered
2022 General XP 4 Deluxe RC
Joined
·
32 Posts
Discussion Starter · #20 ·
Along with the Factory UTV UHMW skid plate set. They now offer a rock slider addition. They use the same mounting holes as the skid place and they provide the new fasteners.
Adds protection for the plastic rocker panels.

Got 'em and I like 'em.

Pirate
Thank you Pirate for your comments. Would you recommend UHMW sliders over steel sliders?
 
1 - 20 of 55 Posts
Top